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Awards


National Recognition

National Civic League
2020 All-America Cities Award


Local Agency Recognition

Christian County Chamber of Commerce
2020 Compass Horizon Award - Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex

Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission

2019 Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award – Police Chief Clayton Sumner

Imagination Library
2015 Certificate of Appreciation - Hopkinsville City Council

Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County

2007 Sherry Jeffers Spirit of Leadership Award – Wende Aldridge

Pennyrile Child Advocacy Center

2018 Community Partner Award – Police Department

Pennyrile Area Development District
2015 Outstanding City Clerk-Administrator of the Year – City Clerk Crissy Fletcher

Sanctuary Inc.
2016 Lotus Award – Police Department

United Way of the Pennyrile
2020 People Helping People Overall Award - City of Hopkinsville
2020 1st Annual Beverly Whitfield Award - Lucas Stagner
2020 Government Division Chairman's Award - Fire Department
2020 Government Division Spirit Award (greatest percentage of growth) - Police Department
2020 Above & Beyond Award - Parks and Recreation
2018 People Helping People Medium Firm Award – Fire Department
2014 Government Division Chairman’s Award – Fire Department
2014 Employee Campaign Bronze Award - Admin Department
2011 People Helping People Award – City of Hopkinsville
2011 Government Division Chairman’s Award – Fire Department
2010 People Helping People Large Firm Award – City of Hopkinsville
2010 Employee Campaign Gold Award – Admin Department
2010 Employee Campaign Bronze Awards – Fire Department, Public Works Department
2009 Government Division Chairman’s Award – City of Hopkinsville 
2009 Government Division Spirit Award – Fire Department 
2009 J. William Flowers Award – Budget Officer Melissa Sellers
2008 100% Participation Award – Public Works Department
2005 Employee Campaign Awards – City Clerk's Office, Mayor's Office, Personnel Office, Public Works Department, and Service Center
Military Affairs Recognition

2017 Association of Defense Communities Great American Defense Community – Hopkinsville/Christian County
2015 Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Eagle Beaver Award – Police Captain Michael Felts 
Professional Association Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada (GFOA)
2019-1994 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Finance Division

Kentucky League of Cities
2019 Certified City of Ethics – City of Hopkinsville
2018 Employee of the Year – Police Chief Clayton Sumner
2015 Employee of the Year – Fire Chief Freddie M. Montgomery Jr.

Kentucky Recreation & Parks Society 
2019 Hall of Fame Inductee  – Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator Pam Rudd
2019 Facility of the Year – Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex
2018 Department of the Year – Parks & Recreation
2018 Professional of the Year – Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman
2018 Outstanding Program – Solar Eclipse/Summer Salute
2017 Outstanding Public Official of the Year – Mayor Carter Hendricks
2016 Department of the Year – Parks & Recreation
2015 Outstanding Program – Pennyrile Senior Games
2015 Fellow Award – Parks & Recreation Pam Rudd

Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association
2015 Clerk of the Year – City Clerk Crissy Fletcher


Projects and Program Recognition

Kentucky League of Cities
2016 Enterprise Cities Award – Hopkinsville Transit
2007 Enterprise Cities Award – Inner City Residential Enterprise Zone
Recreation & Beautification Recognition

2019 Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA – Public Works
2018 Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA – Public Works
2017 KaBOOM! Playful City USA Community – Parks & Recreation
2016 KaBOOM! Playful City USA Community – Parks & Recreation
2016 Major League Baseball Play Ball City – Parks & Recreation
Sustainability Recognition

2019 Tennessee Valley Authority Certified GOLD Sustainable Community – City of Hopkinsville
Tourism Recognition

2020 Southeast Festival and Events Association Silver Award Events under $75K - Parks and Recreation Hoptown Summer Salute
2020 Southeast Festival and Events Association Best Social Media Instagram - Parks and Recreation Hoptown Summer Salute
2020 Southeast Festival and Events Association Silver Award Best Merchandise - Parks and Recreation Hoptown Half Marathon
2018 International Festival and Events Association Grand Pinnacle Award for Great American Eclipse – City of Hopkinsville
Workforce Recognition

2018 KY Education & Workforce Development Cabinet Certified Work Ready Community – Hopkinsville/Christian County